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Click here to find out the winners of last week's competition!

Thanks to all who participated in celebrating this book launch with me. Wish I could have given a copy to each and every one of you!

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Hey guys! Only one week until my new book - Business Cat: Money, Power, Treats - will be hitting shelves in North America. To celebrate, I’m going to be giving some copies away!

For your chance to win a copy of the new book, simply send me an email via tom@happyjar.com or comment below this Facebook post with a photo of your cat doing its best Business Cat impression (bonus points for creativity). I’ll select my three favourite entries and announce the winners in a weeks time on Tuesday, September 27.

The winners will receive the following:

1st Place: A copy of ‘Business Cat: Money, Power Treats’ + a Business Cat 2017 wall calendar
2nd Place: A copy of ‘Business Cat: Money, Power, Treats’
3rd Place: A Business Cat 2017 wall calendar

In addition, I’ll be randomly selecting five of my Patreon supporters (three $10 a month subscribers and two $5 a month subscribers) to receive a free copy of the book.

All contest winner’s books/calendars will be shipped free of charge to anywhere in the world and may come defaced or un-defaced by my signature (your choice).

Until then, here’s one last reminder that ‘Money, Power, Treats’ is still available for pre-order at a limited-time price over at Amazon, so if you were thinking of grabbing a copy now's the time!

Thanks again to everyone who’s supported the comic over the years and helped make all of this happen!

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Hey guys, just letting you know that I'll be away in Slovenia for two weeks as of tomorrow.

Comics will update as normal, though deviantART/social media updates could be erratic depending on what I'm up to. Your best bet will be to check the site directly on Fridays. Likewise, I probably won't be answering too many messages/emails while I'm away.

The good news for my Patreon subscribers? Me being ahead for once means you'll be getting the comics at least a day earlier than everyone else. Because I love you all more.

Finally, some last-minute shilling: There are 27 days left to get a discounted price when you pre-order my first book, Business Cat: Money, Power, Treats. You can find it on the site store, Amazon, and just generally places where books are sold.

See you all again in two weeks when I'll be back to missing my update schedules. ;D
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Hey guys. It's only now that I'm a little way into my trip to Australia that I realise I forgot to let me deviantART followers know I'll be gone. So... there's that. I will return in a couple of weeks for more comic updates.

The other bit of news is that I was asked to participate in LINE Webtoon's 'Challenge League' recently, which can be found over at webtoons.com/challenge. They'll be uploading my strips every week alongside other people's between now and January 25, at the end of which winners will be decided. Not to put too fine a point on it, I could stand to win anywhere between $5,000 - $30,000 here if I make the top 4, which is not small potatoes.

However, it seems as though things have become a bit of a down-voting war over at the Challenge League unfortunately (with strips I know to be very good sitting at around 2-3 star ratings out of 10). I don't want you guys to participate in that, but what you could do to help me out would be to head on over to Business Cat's page and give me a rating you feel is fair or like/favourite the strips that are currently uploaded. All it takes is having a Facebook/Twitter account (or you could sign up for a webtoon account) and it could be what keeps Business Cat visible.

You can find The Adventures of Business Cat page here:www.webtoons.com/challenge/epi…

Thanks, guys!
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I sometimes forget that not everyone who reads this comic also follows me on Facebook or Twitter. So for those of you who have been left in the dark on this, here’s where we’re at right now.

Last Monday my computer up and died on me. It was functioning perfectly the night before and the next morning I go to turn it on and the LCD screen is a garbled mess. A new screen had to be ordered in for me and on Friday evening it was replaced. The screen looks perfect and I was ready and willing to get started on some new comics for Monday when it soon became apparent that the LCD screen was not the full extent of the problem.

Long story short, my computer is still entirely unusable and at this rate it looks like I may not even be able to get it seen by the appropriate parties until Nov 20. I’ve no idea how long it may take to resolve the problem after that. Until that day, however, I have no way of creating and uploading new comics. And if you think you’re bummed about that, I can tell you that I’m about ten times more bummed than you are.

From bad to worse, I will be in Australia for a few weeks from Dec 5. If I can’t get it fixed soon I may not have time to sort out some comics in advance of my trip. These are dark times. But rest assured, I will be back up and running eventually. Watch my social media for any updates.

Finally, here are the long boring details of my current problem for anyone who may be able to help. If so, shoot me an e-mail:

Fan is extremely loud upon booting up and the computer slows to a crawl making it almost impossible to do anything. Activity Monitor shows that CPU usage is around 80-90% even when zero apps are open. Process called ‘kernel_task’ is reading at 600-800% CPU usage. Multiple SMC and PRAM resets have yielded no results. Running 27″ iMac w/ SSD and upgraded to Yosemite about two-three weeks ago.

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